This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Lucky Snowball, a frequent commenter within the PHB community. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!
2013 | Cautious Discovery
One day in third grade, I was playing on Funbrain, and after losing many times on the game Mighty Guy, I was utterly bored. So, as the story goes, I looked around the site and found Poptropica. I was always warned by my parents not to click on ads, so I was cautious for a day or two. Then, finally, I just thought, oh, what the heck, and I clicked on Poptropica.
I made my first avatar, but at the time I was sort of clueless, and I didn’t figure out how to save my game until a month later. In that time, I had made many many accounts (of which none were saved). Finally, I finished Zomberry Island and Early Poptropica, and I really wanted to save my game, because I was happy with my progress. I looked around for a way to save my account and finally made one. I believe my username had something to do with my pet parakeet, but I’m not sure…
Anyway, I remember nothing about this account. No, wait. I remember, I finished all the islands up to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (This was quite a while ago, so all the islands were still open to non-members.)
2014 | Boredom Leads The Way
I am sorry to say, that after discovering Poptropica, I became almost completely inactive on Poptropica for about half a year. I got into a new game called Animal Jam that me and all my friends played. By this time, I was in fourth grade. Our school district had chosen our class for a pilot experiment where they gave us all Chromebook laptops. Then, one day, Animal Jam was blocked, and in my boredom, I rediscovered Poptropica.
I convinced some of my friends to do a Multiverse with me. Since I had forgotten my first account, I made a new one, happyhappy760, one of which I still use today. The avatar’s name first came out as Dizzy Lizard, and I thought it was a good name, but not great. Finally, after a million”change all”s, I plunged back into Poptropica as Lucky Snowball.
2015 | Discovering the PHB
By 2015, I was an avid player, and I was pretty smart, so I solved most the islands by myself. But, when I finally attempted Steamworks Island, my mind went blank. So, I looked up guides on the internet, and I found the Poptropica Help Blog. At that point in my life, I really did not understand blogging, so whenever I came across the blog, I would think, This is annoying, why do the pages keep changing? Finally, a friend explained to me how it worked, and I started to really like the PHB.
I also discovered Keith Sammut’s Poptropica glitches blog, which I also really liked. Finally, I decided to make my own blog. It’s called The Poptropican Journalist.
Anyway, I grew to really love the PHB. I found myself checking for new posts twice a day, until finally I restricted myself and said, hey, I’ve got to stop – I’ll check every other day. 😛 Also, thanks to the PHB’s fantastic guides, I’ve finished every island! Basically, the PHB was my one and only guide to Poptropica for a long time (and then I discovered Poptrickia and other blogs, and I got hooked on various Poptropica fansites because of the awesome stories. I was so looking forward to Giant Hawk’s Adventures! 😦 ).
2016 | Today, And Why Things Are the Way They Are…
(That was a long heading!) Today, I still avidly play Poptropica. Middle school, pets, and priorities take up a lot of my time – but, I still find that free time to play (until ten at night), and it (almost) never gets boring.
As for “why things are the way they are”… First, I’ll explain my costume. It sort of looks like a punk-angel pirate. I primarily liked this because it was a fusion of my absolute favorite Poptropica costumes: the Angel, the Biker, and the Skullduggery Pirate. (I find the pirate rather creepy actually, considering the fact it has a weird skull face…)
It also sort of describes myself. I feel like sort of like a devil/angel. I am very nice most of the time, but when things go wrong, I jump in, looking for adventure. (I know that sounds cheesy.) Like, because that’s what a pirate does. Always looking out for things to do. I’m also a part of the Wildfire tribe, which I really like, because of the grand piano in the common room. That’s literally the only reason I joined. 😛
Also, these days, I write lots of stories, about many different things in Poptropica. I wrote about Speedy Sam’s past, Lucky Snowball’s adventures, and my brother Short Eagle’s adventures. That’s about it for My Place in Poptropica!
Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! Feel free to send in your own (please include a minimum of 550 words, type with good spelling and grammar, divide it into labeled sections, and include your username). Look out for more community MPIPs in the future!
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